Friday, July 25, 2014

Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants -Lokpal Bill

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated July 23,2014 

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year and placing the same in public domain on the websites of the Ministries/ Departments

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that the Government has notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013. on 14.07.2014. The same is available on this Department's website at http://persmin.nic.in/Lokpal_Homepage~New.asp.

2. As per the said Act and the Rules framed thereunder. every public servant shall file declarations. information or return. as the case may be regarding his assets and liabilities as on the 31st day of March every year. to the competent authority, on or before the 31" day of July of that year. It may be noted that as per Section 2(1)(o) of the Act, "Public Servant" means a person referred to in clauses (a) to (h) of sub-sectlon (1) of section 14 of the Act but does not include a public servant in respect of whom the jurisdiction is exercisable by any court or other authority under the Army Act, 1950. the Air Force kt, 1950, the Navy Act. 1957 and the Coast Guard Act. 1978 or the procedure is applicable to such public servant under those Acts.

3. It may also be noted that the definition of public servant covers all Central Government servants (Groups A. B and C). Therefore, all Central Govenmient servants are req~ired to file the declaration. This is an important difference from the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and may kindly be noted.

4. As per these Rules. the public servants who have filed declarations. information and annual returns of property under the provisions of the rules applicable to such public servants shall file the revised declarations. information or as the case may be. annual returns as on the 1st day of August, 2014, to the competent authority on or before the 15th day of September. 2014. All Ministries/Departments are accordingly. requested to please bring the provisions of the Public Servants (furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules. 2014. to the notice of all concerned for compliance.

5. Formal amendment to the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 will be made in due course.
6. Hindi version will follow

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(J.W Vaidyanathan)
Director (E) 

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/11013_3_2014-Estt-A_23072014.pdf
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National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2014 – Declaration of Written Result

  On the basis of the result of the written  part of the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2014 held by the Union Public Service Commission on 20th April 2014, candidates with the under mentioned  Roll Nos. have qualified for interview by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for Admission to  Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the National Defence Academy for the 133rd Course and for the 95th Indian Naval Academy Course  (INAC) commencing from  January 02, 2015.

                        The candidature of all the candidates, whose Roll Nos. are shown in the list, is provisional. In accordance with the conditions of their admission to the examination, “candidates are required to submit original certificates of Age and Educational Qualification to respective Service Selection Boards (SSBs) during the SSB interview.” The candidates must not send the Original Certificates to the Union Public Service Commission. For any further information, the candidates may contact Facilitation counter near Gate C of the Commission, either in person or on telephone numbers 011-23385271/011-23381125 / 011-23098543 between 10:00 hrs and 17:00 on any working day.  The result is also available at Union Public Service Commission website http://www.upsc.gov.in .

                        The mark-sheets of the candidates, will be put on the Commission’s website within fifteen (15) days from the date of publication of the final result (after concluding SSB Interviews) and will remain available on the website for a period of sixty (60)) days.

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Supply of Medicines to CGHS Beneficiaries

Government empanels private hospitals under CGHS for indoor treatment and treatment can be undertaken with prior permission or under emergency.

OPD medicines are issued by CGHS Wellness Centers on the prescription by CGHS Medical officers/Government specialists.

In case of Cardiac surgery, Cancer treatment, Neuro-surgery, Renal transplantation and Hip/Knee Joint replacement surgery, there is provision for issue of permission for post-operative follow up treatment from the same empanelled hospitals, where the initial treatment was taken with prior permission. In such cases OPD medicines as per the available brand name / generic name are issued by CGHS Wellness Centers.

In respect of other post-operative cases, where permission was granted, there is provision for issue of OPD medicines on the prescriptions of empanelled hospital for up to one month.

The Health Minister stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

Source:pib
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Representation of Bank and Insurance Employees

The Government has received representation/memorandum from employees of nationalized banks and Government Insurance Companies regarding their salaries, pension and other emoluments due to the employees/officers.

The wage revision exercise in respect of employees of PSBs is undertaken through a bipartite negotiation process between Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), representing management of banks who have mandated it to negotiate on their behalf and the Unions/Associations of bank employees. The last meeting between IBA and Unions/Associations took place on 13.6.2014.

In respect of the current wage revision of insurance companies, Central Government has already requested Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) and General Insurers’ (Public Sector) Association of India (GIPSA), coordination body of four public sector general insurance companies and General Insurance Corporation (GIC) to start wage revision consultation with their employee’s unions/associations.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Main Battle Tanks

The requirement for Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) for defence preparedness has been assessed and laid down in the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) document for the period 2012-2027. MBTs ARJUN Mark I have been manufactured indigenously and ARJUN Mark II is under development. The T-90 tanks are manufactured indigenously by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) under licensed production from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in a written reply to Shri KN Ramachandran in Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2014

On the basis of result of the written part of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2014 held by the Union Public Service Commission in June, 2014, the candidates with the under  mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Interview/Personality Test:-

            The candidature of these candidates is PROVISIONAL subject to their being found eligible in all respects.  The candidates would be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims relating to age, educational qualifications, community, physical disability etc. at the time of the Personality Test.   They are, therefore, advised to keep the said certificates ready.

            In accordance with the Rules of examination all these candidates are required to fill up the Detailed Application Forms (DAF) which is being made available on the Commission`s Website http://www.upsc.gov.in shortly. All the qualified candidates are required to fill up the Detailed Application Form (DAF) and submit the same ON LINE.  The Detailed Application Form (DAF) will be available on the website of the Commission from 25.07.2014 till 08.08.2014. Important instructions regarding filling up of the Detailed Application Form (DAF) and submitting the same ONLINE to the Commission are also available on the website.   The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the ONLINE Detailed Application Form.  The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2014, published in the Gazette of India, dated 22.03.2014, which is also available on the Website of the Commission.

            After submitting the Detailed Application Form (DAF) duly filled in ONLINE, the candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted Detailed Application Form (DAF) separately and will have to send the printed copy of the Detailed Application Form (DAF) duly signed by the candidate along with all relevant documents to the Under Secretary (CMS), Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069, so as to reach the Commission`s Office latest by 11.08.2014.  The envelope containing the print out of the Detailed Application Form (DAF) submitted ONLINE should be superscribed “Detailed Application Form (DAF) for Combined Medical Services Examination, 2014”.  It can also be delivered at UPSC by hand till 11.08.2014 (5.00 PM).

            Interview of candidates who have qualified for the Personality Test are tentatively scheduled to commence from 26-08-2014. The exact date of interview will, however, be intimated to the candidates through Interview Letter/e-mail.  Roll Number wise Interview Schedule will also be made available on Commission`s Website in due course.  The candidates are advised to check their e-mail also for further information.

            No request for change in the date and time of the Personality Test intimated to the candidates will be entertained under any circumstances.

            “The marks-sheets of candidates, who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission`s Website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result (after conducting Personality Test) and will remain available on the Website for a period of 60 days”.

            The candidates can access the marks-sheet after keying in their Roll Numbers and Date of birth.  The printed/hard copies of the marks-sheet would, however, be issued by UPSC to candidates based on specific request accompanied by a self addressed stamped envelope.  Candidates desirous of obtaining printed/hard copies of the marks-sheet should make the request within thirty days of the display of the marks on the Commission`s Website, beyond which such requests would not be entertained.

            The result will also be available on the U.P.S.C.`s Website http://www.upsc.gov.in.

            Union Public Service Commission has a Facilitation Counter at its campus.  Candidate may obtain any information/clarification regarding their examination/result on working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM in person or over telephone Nos. (011)-23385271/23381125/23098543 from this counter.

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Important message to employees who are retiring within the next six months-DOPT

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

Important message to employees who are retiring within the next six months

The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare is organizing a Pre-retirement counseling workshop on 30th July, 2014 from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM in the Conference Room of Department of Administrative Reforms, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi. The retiring employees of Government of India about to retire in the next 6 months are hereby informed that they may attend the workshop. You may send your confirmation with Name, Ministry & Phone No. at the email address mkumar.mol@nic.in

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US (Sankalp)
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Phone No.24641627


Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/Sankalp_230714.pdf
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Expeditious disposal of Grievances, representations and disciplinary cases

No A-19015/Misc/2012/MF.CGA/Gr B/336
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS
LOK NAYAK BHAWAN, KHAN MARKET, NEW DELHI
22 .7.2014
To,
The Pr.CCNCCA/CA
Sub:- Expeditious disposal of Grievances, representations and disciplinary cases.

Sir/Madam,

1. It has been observed that the process of settling the disciplinary case in the Civil Accounts Organisation has been rather slow and in many cases delayed. A large number of departmental Inquiries remain pending with the disciplinary authorities for a long period. In many cases it has been observed that the disciplinary process is continuing even after the officer proceeded on retirement.

2. The recently held Departmental Promotion Committee has also taken a serious view of the long pending Disciplinary proceedings in respect of some of the Gr B officers. This delay in settlement of the disciplinary proceedings not only adversely affects the officers'career but also acts as a great demoralization force on its employees. This lingering process continues despite their having directives of eve in its order dated 3-3-2003 for time bound and speedy disposal of the Disciplinary matters.

3. Delays occurring in disposal of disciplinary cases which are not due to employees affect the morale of the delinquent official and others and causes prejudice to the concerned officials. eve and DoPT guidelines on expeditious disposal of disciplinary cases are given below:-

a) The CVC has prescribed time limits for processing of cases of disciplinary proceedings in its letter ~Jo 000/VGL/18 dated 23-5-2000. In the letter 15 items/stages in the disciplinary cases where the time limit has been delineated.

b) DoPT OM Dated 14-10-2013 prescribes day to day hearing of disciplinary matters.

c) DoPT OM dated 14-10-2013 prescribes total 18 months for disposal of disciplinary matters.

d) Delays in disposal of disciplinary matters, which are due to delinquent officials causes prejudice these averments, have been upheld by various judicial pronouncements. Merely on account of delays Courts have quashed the proceedings. Case laws are enclosed.

4. Need for reasoned and speaking order:-

Instances have also come to light perusing files pertaining to certain Disciplinary matters that the representations of Charged Officers in the Disciplinary proceedings are kept pending for long.

a) The representations of the employees have to be replied in time bound manner with speaking order. DoPT OM Dated 11-1-2002 prescribes when a representation is made by a Government employee; it should generally be disposed of within a maximum period of six weeks. Final reply sent to a Government servant on his representation should be self-contained, cover all the points raised by him and in a case where the representation of the Government servant is rejected the grounds, therefore, should be clearly indicated.

b) Regarding disciplinary matter it is mandatory to give speaking order due to its quasi-judicial nature, vide eve circular dated 15-1-2009.

4. The above prescribed methods of disposal of cases through reasoned and speaking order would close the disputes in most of the cases and reduce the litigation. This is the vision stated in the National Litigation Policy 2010, too. Para "2" of the Policy says quote "Government must cease to be a compulsive litigant. The philosophy that matters should be left to the courts for ultimate decision has to be discarded. The easy approach, " Let the Court decide," must be eschewed and condemned". Unquote.

5. The DoPT while considering the subject of accountability in decision making, issued an Office Memorandum dated 16-02-2004 stressed that any officer adopting dilatory attitude leading to delay in decision making could be subjected to disciplinary proceeding.

6.  All Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs are therefore requested to note and strictly adhere to the prescribed schedule of time limits in dealing with disciplinary cases.

7.  This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Encl.: All above OMs/Circulars [view]
(Sakesh Prasad Singh)
Deputy Controller General of Accounts

Source: http://cga.nic.in/writereaddata/GuidelinesDisciplinaryProceed.pdf

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Special Arrangements Made for Accepting Returns of Income;

Offices to Remain Open on 26th July and 27th July, 2014, Being Saturday and Sunday, for Accepting the Returns During Normal Office Hours

For the convenience of the taxpayers, the Income Tax Department has decided to keep the offices open for accepting the returns of income during normal office hours on 26th July and 27th July, 2014, being Saturday and Sunday. This direction has been issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in exercise of powers conferred under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Special arrangements have also been made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required, on 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st July, 2014 in order to facilitate the taxpayers in filing their returns of income conveniently and in a timely manner.

            The due date for filing of return of income within the meaning of Explanation 2(c) to Section 139(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is 31st July, 2014.

Source:pib

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24-July-2014 12:25 IST
Award to Industrious Government Staffers

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has instated a non-monetary incentive scheme titled ‘Employee of the Month‘ with effect from October, 2013 to recognize meritorious performance of employees of the rank of Under Secretary and equivalent and below in the Department.

DoPT had organized a retreat for its officials at the level of Deputy Secretary and above in October, 2013 at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie. This Department has informed other Departments of Government of India about this retreat as one of the best practices introduced in DoP&T.

In accordance with Innovation Action Plan, DoPT has installed ‘Idea Boxes’ in the Department to solicit ‘out of the box’ solution to various issues. This Department has informed other Department of Government of India about the installation of ‘Idea Boxes’ as one of the best practices introduced in DoPT.

Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS (PPG&P) gave this information in Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shrimati Wansuk Syiem.

Source:pib
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Criteria of Employees for Coming Under Purview of EPFO

The Minister of State for Mines, Steel and Labour and Employment, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 applies to every establishment which is a factory engaged in any industry specified in Schedule- I or falls in class of establishments notified by the Government and engaging twenty or more persons.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that a proposal to reduce the threshold limit from 20 persons to 10 persons for coverage under the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 is included in the comprehensive amendment to the Act, which is under consideration of the Government.

The Minister said that the timeframe for implementing this proposal has not been fixed. The number of employees to be benefited from this proposal has not been worked out.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Revised Rules for Declaration of Assets by Public Servants Under Provisions of the Lokpal Act

The Central Government has notified fresh rules for the public servants to furnish information and annual return containing declaration of assets and liabilities. Under the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 every public servant shall made a declaration of his/her assets and liabilities in the specified formats as on the 31st day of March every year to the competent authority on or before of 31st day of July of that year.

Making an exception for the current year the notification stipulates that public servants who have filed declarations, information and annual return of property under the prevailing rules shall file the revised declaration, information or annual returns as on August 1, 2014 on or before September 15, 2014. However, employees may be exempted by the competent authority for reasons recorded in writing from declaring assets if its value does not exceed 4 months basic pay or rupees two lakhs, whichever is higher.

Detailed notification dated July 14, 2014 and formats are available on the website of the Department of Personnel & Training with the link: - http://persmin.nic.in/Lokpal_HomePage_New.asp.

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Implementation of OROP

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the Government.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri C. P. Narayanan in Rajya Sabha today.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

7th Pay Commission Collects Various Data of Central Government Employees

   7th Pay Commission recently called for information from all the Ministries and issued a format which requires various data about the central government employees working in Ministries / Departments. All the Ministries directed their respective departments to submit the information as required by Seventh central Pay Commission immediately. Many departments told that they have submitted the desired data/information in the prescribed format to seventh pay commission. The central government departments were asked to submit the fallowing information about central government employees.

1.Data on Personnel

Group wise Sanctioned Strength and Number in position of all Group Employees as on Pre 01-01-2014 and post 01-01-2014 also required to be submitted

2. Age Profile of employees

The total number of personnel in position as on 01/01/2014

Those less than 20 years of age
20 or more but less than 30 years of age
30 or more but less than 40 years of age
40 or more but less than 50 years of age
50 or more but less than 60 years of age
60 or more years of age

3.Autonomous bodies under the Ministry/department(As on 01/01/2014)

Number of Central Autonomous bodies :
No of personnel in Central Autonomous Bodies:

4.The fallowing Data on Expenditure on salaries & Allowance for Three financial years from 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13

1.Total Plan expenditure
2.Plan expenditure on Salaries & Allowances
3. Total non plan expenditure
4. Non plan expenditure on Salaries & Allowances
5. Total expenditure (1+3)
6. Total expenditure on salaries& Allowances (2+4)
7. Expenditure on Grants in aid Salaries

5.Data on Contractual Employees

           Ministry/Departments have in the recent past, outsourced various services through personnel engaged on contractual basis. In this regard the following data is sought:

Man months of deployment at various remuneration levels i.e in four categories
a) 10000 and less per month
b) From 10001 to 20000 per month
c) From 20001 to 50000 per month
d) Over 50000 per Month
Expenditure incurred on contract employees

6.Data on Training of Employees.

            The prescribed Format which requires all the above information has been sent to all the Departments by 7th pay commission and directed to submit the information with in the stipulated date

Source:http://www.gservants.com/2014/07/20/7th-pay-commission-collects-various-data-central-government-employees/
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